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GOA INVESTMENT PROMOTION AND FACILITATION BOARD
GOVERNMENT OF GOA

              


GOA-IPB GOA-IPB
GOA INVESTMENT PROMOTION AND FACILITATION BOARD
GOVERNMENT OF GOA

              
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Goa

Goa was annexed by India on 19 December 1961. Goa and two other former Portuguese enclaves became the union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, and Goa was organized into a single district in 1965. On 30 May 1987 Goa attained statehood (while Daman and Diu became a separate union territory). 

Goa is a state in western India with a population of approximately 1.5 million as of 2021. The state has an area of 3,702 square kilometres. The official language is Konkani and Marathi, and the capital is Panaji. The state has a literacy rate of 88.70%. The state’s main industries include tourism, agriculture, and mining. The state is known for its beaches, temples, and churches, and is a popular tourist destination in India. The basic stats are given below:
SR. NO. PARAMETER STATUS
1. Area 3,702 sq. km.
2. Population 1,458,545
3. Human Development Index (HDI) 0.779
4. Literacy 88.70%
5. Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) Rs. 53,959.86 crores
6. Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) Rs. 29,396 crores
7. No. of industrial estates 24
8. No. of operating industrial units ~ 4000 units
9. Power demand ~ 500 MW
10. Road network 10,768 km (260 km National Highways)
11. Rail Network 167 km (156 km- Konkan Railway and 69 km-South Western Railway)
12. Navigable internal waterways Navigable internal waterways 255 km Ports 1 Major (Mormugao), 5 Minor
13. No. of airports 2 (Dabolim and Mopa)
14. No. of bank branches 668
15. No. of hotels (including starred hotels), hostels and other lodgings 3672
16. No. of hotel rooms/ beds 46,214/ 75,975

Goa – Subdivisions

Panaji is the headquarters of the North Goa district and is also the capital of Goa. Goa’s major cities include Vasco da Gama, Margao, Panaji, Mapusa and Ponda. Goa is divided into 2 districts: North Goa and South Goa.

North Goa : The district has an area of 1,755.91 square kilometres and is bounded by Sindhudurg and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra state to the north and east respectively, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian sea to the west. The district headquarters is in the city of Mapusa. The district is known for its beaches, temples, and churches, and is a popular tourist destination in India. The main towns in the district are Mapusa, Panaji, Pernem, and Bicholim. The main industries in the district include tourism, agriculture, and mining. North Goa district includes the following talukas: Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim, Sattari, Ponda, and Tiswadi.

South Goa : South Goa District covers the entire southern part of Goa state. Arabian sea is to the west of district, North Goa district to the North and Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka in the East and South. The district has an area of 1,946.09 square kilometres. The district headquarters is in the city of Margao. The district is known for its beaches, temples, and churches, and is a popular tourist destination in India. The main towns in the district are Margao, Vasco Da Gama, Curchorem, Quepem, and Canacona. The main industries in the district include tourism, agriculture, and mining. The district is also known for its rich cultural heritage, with many historical sites, such as Colva beach and the Mangeshi Temple. South Goa district includes the following talukas: Sanguem, Dharbandora, Salcete, Quepem, Canacona, and Mormugao.

Taluka

Goa is divided into 2 Districts : North Goa and South Goa, and each district is further divided into talukas, which are administrative divisions.

North Goa district includes the following talukas:
  • Bardez includes towns like Mapusa, Anjuna, and Calangute.
  • Pernem includes the towns of Pernem and Morjim.
  • Bicholim includes the towns of Bicholim and Sawantwadi.
  • Tiswadi includes the town of Panaji.
  • Sattari includes the town of Valpoi and Onda.
  • Ponda
South Goa district includes the following talukas:
  • Sanguem includes sanguem, sanvordem
  • Dharbandora Sanguem is the nearest town.
  • Salcete includes the towns of Margao, Curchorem, and Sanguem.
  • Quepem includes the towns of Quepem and Cuncolim.
  • Canacona includes the towns of Canacona and Chaudi.
  • Mormugao includes the town of Vasco Da Gama.

Each taluka is further divided into smaller administrative units called villages, which are governed by a village panchayat. Each taluka has its own unique characteristics, culture, and history.

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